Former Liberal MP slams coalition, suggests Western separation

Simma Holt
Author / Lecturer / Broadcaster
Member: Canadian News Hall of Fame
Member: Order of Canada
Member: Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians
Member: Editorial Board: Beyond the Hill (CAFP)

The only way the three losers can get power is by total contempt of the Canadian voters–with this Coalition. They jeer and yell across the floor of the House of Commons charging Stephen Harper with only one motive–wanting to hold power. The only sound we hear across the miles is their hysterical demand for their own power–power none of them could get from the voters. Canada did not vote for Stephen Dion as the leader of this country.

I was a Liberal MP in the Government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau 1974-79. But there is no place in the Liberal Party of Canada for a true Grit. Nor is there a place for western Canadinans in this Insane Hysteria from the eternal losers–the NDP, the Bloc, and their chosen leader Stephen Dion — to succeed in this Contemptible Coup.

This cries out to us on the Pacific Rim: “if any part of Canada should separate it is British Columbia.

The contempt of the voters of Canada, and indifference to the economic and political crisis not only of Canada but the world, makes all of these power seekers unfit to service in the Nation’s Parliament…

Simma Holt

Comments

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  • AtlanticJim

    Very Warren like of you Stephen, but hey it’s your site, if support from treasonous scum to be what you are after then so be it.

    Somewhere out there in this greatest of country’s is another real conservative. I know it. There has to be.

  • AtlanticJim

    Very Warren like of you Stephen, but hey it’s your site, if support from treasonous scum to be what you are after then so be it.

    Somewhere out there in this greatest of country’s is another real conservative. I know it. There has to be.

  • AtlanticJim

    Very Warren like of you Stephen, but hey it’s your site, if support from treasonous scum to be what you are after then so be it.

    Somewhere out there in this greatest of country’s is another real conservative. I know it. There has to be.

  • AtlanticJim

    Very Warren like of you Stephen, but hey it’s your site, if support from treasonous scum to be what you are after then so be it.

    Somewhere out there in this greatest of country’s is another real conservative. I know it. There has to be.

  • markster

    Any proposal that includes putting Stephen Dion in charge of Canada is absolutely ridiculous. If he somehow weasels his way in B.C should definitely separate. The man wasn’t deemed fit to lead the Liberal part a while ago, but make him dependent on separatists and he is fit to rule the country. Something doesn’t seem there.

  • markster

    Any proposal that includes putting Stephen Dion in charge of Canada is absolutely ridiculous. If he somehow weasels his way in B.C should definitely separate. The man wasn’t deemed fit to lead the Liberal part a while ago, but make him dependent on separatists and he is fit to rule the country. Something doesn’t seem there.

  • markster

    Any proposal that includes putting Stephen Dion in charge of Canada is absolutely ridiculous. If he somehow weasels his way in B.C should definitely separate. The man wasn’t deemed fit to lead the Liberal part a while ago, but make him dependent on separatists and he is fit to rule the country. Something doesn’t seem there.

  • markster

    Any proposal that includes putting Stephen Dion in charge of Canada is absolutely ridiculous. If he somehow weasels his way in B.C should definitely separate. The man wasn’t deemed fit to lead the Liberal part a while ago, but make him dependent on separatists and he is fit to rule the country. Something doesn’t seem there.

  • JefferyLee

    And now starts the catalyst…

  • Phil Hauser

    Yeah Paul Martin sure took it like a man. Let me see his playbook, Page One poach an MP and make them a cabinet minister. Page Two appeal on Television for some time. Page three get in bed with Jack Layton to fend off a vote. Page Four rage like a fool during the dying hours of the election to replace you by fornicating with Buzz Hargrove in public.

    Yeah Paul Martin, that is what we need more of.

    Then there is always the MacKenzie King model, lose the election and buy support of the Progressives to hold onto power, have your cabinet cronies get caught stealign and try to appoint them to the senate to get out of it. Then immediately vote to defeat the legitimate plurality power and somehow fool the people again to trust you. Good thing Jean Chretien or Pierre Trudeau is not still there he might pull that off.

  • N. A. B.-N.

    I just have to say one thing. As a proud Québécois, I am really glad this imaginary country is falling apart. I don't need rednecks from the WROC to destroy my beautiful nation's ambitions.

  • The Westerner

    If this mess leads to western separation we definitely want the line drawn to exclude Ontario. Preston gave the east its last chance and they are doing everything they can to pass on this opportunity. Besides, the population of Ontario would dominate as it does now ergo, no functional change.
    The first act the 3 stooges would perform is flood all available senate seats perpetuating the eastern hegemony, quite possibly with luminaries such as Jaques Parisite. Do we want to take decades to establish western soverienty association or just bust a move?
    Think on it, all the natural resourses the entire globe wants, potentially 3 coastlines, a motivated and educated populace. Truely a land of opportunity.

  • Martin Utrosa`

    Very unparliamentary language from a former MP. This does nothing to help the situation. Whatever you think of the other parties, each MP has won their seat.

    Was Mr. Harper expecting to run the government like he had a majority, when his party only had a minority in the House of Commons? A minority government is always at risk of being defeated if it can't work with other parties. That's how our system works. Defeating a minority government is legal and legitimate.

  • poeg

    Legitimate in that it wasn't thought that the vote would be so cut up with various parties as to open the chance of such actually taking place for so self serving a reason? I believe that. This reads like internet scams in that the book not accounting for it makes doable? Sure if you apply things against a static set of rules meant for another time this is “their right” but after looking at 100K plus of devaluation in my portfolio, I'll hold to this NOT being the right time for such idiocy.

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